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Old 03-20-2013, 05:49 PM   #331
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I think that free dining was offered last year during that time.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:01 PM   #332
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I have a few questions.

1. Are the first 2 weeks of December usually available for discounts?
2. Which week is better to go?
3. Are the Cars suites available for the discounts?
4. Can you upgrade the dining plan from the quick serve plan if staying in a value hotel?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:32 PM   #333
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I have a few questions.

1. Are the first 2 weeks of December usually available for discounts?
2. Which week is better to go?
3. Are the Cars suites available for the discounts?
4. Can you upgrade the dining plan from the quick serve plan if staying in a value hotel?

Thanks in advance.
I've seen Free dining stretch into December frequently lately.
Due to the popularity of that resort AoA was exempted from free dining last year. (There were a few people who snagged it until they closed that loophole.)
If you get FD at a value resort you get QS dining. You can pay the difference and upgrade to any of the other dining plans.
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:01 PM   #334
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Just curious. we are going Dec 8-13 and was wondering what the discount was that you got last year? Was it room only or free dining? I'm getting ready to book.

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The discount code that I had last year was a 30% off room code. I think there was also free dining going on at the same time but you could not combine those discounts. So if you are looking at Deluxe, its definitely better to use the 30% off (depending on your family size) where as a Value the free dining was more of a money saver.
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:26 PM   #335
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Just curious. we are going Dec 8-13 and was wondering what the discount was that you got last year? Was it room only or free dining? I'm getting ready to book.

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Pop Warner week begins on Dec. 7 this year and discounts aren't usually offered during that week.
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:14 PM   #336
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Pop Warner week begins on Dec. 7 this year and discounts aren't usually offered during that week.
I guess it depends. I went in Dec 2011 during Pop Warner week and received a 25% room only discount at the Polynesian. Unless it has changed, I think they offer discounts for moderates not used by Pop Warner and deluxe resorts.

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Old 03-22-2013, 07:18 PM   #337
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Pop Warner week begins on Dec. 7 this year and discounts aren't usually offered during that week.
Last year the free dining was December 10 -13 so we are hoping for the same this year.
So if you check in on the 13 you will get free dining the whole time you are there.
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:45 AM   #338
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Just booked my DD's 3rd BDay trip!
12/1 -12/5 Polynesian
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:51 AM   #339
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I am new over here on DisBoards but loving it already. We too are in for December!!! 11/30 - 12/7 at WL. So excited and hoping for a good hotel discount...would even take free dining but rather the hotel discount!!

So excited. Our 2nd trip to the World...went April 2012.

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Old 03-25-2013, 08:33 PM   #340
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WL Dec 1-7

Heading back to WL Dec 1-7. Hoping for a Pin, but not worried if we don't receive one.
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:09 PM   #341
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I am new over here on DisBoards but loving it already. We too are in for December!!! 11/30 - 12/7 at WL. So excited and hoping for a good hotel discount...would even take free dining but rather the hotel discount!!

So excited. Our 2nd trip to the World...went April 2012.

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Just chiming in to say that we will be at the Wilderness Lodge from Nov 30th to Dec 7th, or 8th.
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:47 PM   #342
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Awesome! We will be the ones with the 3 crazy boys, 9,5,3 yoa!!
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:50 PM   #343
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This is my impression of what I fear is happening. I think Disney is not offering Free Dining this year because they feel the opening of the new Fantasyland is a big draw and they are spending quite a bit of money on the many future expansion plans.

Remember, that for the past few years Disney has said that they don't feel the need for deep discounts existed anymore and that they were be doing away with them. I think the time has come.

For December, they are in fact having Pop Warner a week later than usual (Dec 6 - 15). Free Dining usually starts the week after Pop Warner ends and normally lasts about 9 or 10 days. That would not work this year because it is too close to Christmas.

I fear that the best we will get is a room discount as we have seen so far this year. Unfortunately, for those of us that count on the Free Dining Offer to be able to afford our trips, we may be missing out on a trip this year. We stay at the All Star Resort, but the small 15% discount does not go far to help.

Fingers crossed and hoping for some pixie dust.
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:06 PM   #344
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We're in for December 6th - 10th. First stay at the Wilderness Lodge!
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Just curious. we are going Dec 8-13 and was wondering what the discount was that you got last year? Was it room only or free dining? I'm getting ready to book.

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I am new over here on DisBoards but loving it already. We too are in for December!!! 11/30 - 12/7 at WL. So excited and hoping for a good hotel discount...would even take free dining but rather the hotel discount!!

So excited. Our 2nd trip to the World...went April 2012.

Nice to "meet" everyone!!

Donna
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Just chiming in to say that we will be at the Wilderness Lodge from Nov 30th to Dec 7th, or 8th.
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:38 PM   #345
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Can not wait. Just booked trip for hubby and I to see the Christmas decorations Dec 8-13 at Pop. This will be our first Christmas trip.
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